If you’re looking for one of my silly oh my gawd i am such a dork at motherhood posts today, I hate to disappoint you but I need your advice.
But first to catch up…I’ve been MIA because my tiny Huckleberry caught the plague and was sick. Really sick. We spent the day at the pediatricians and the night in the pediatric ER. Not scary at all. I learned words like retraction and respiratory distress. It was not fun at all because I myself, had some wicked childhood asthma and spent the better part of my early years in and out of the hospital. I don’t want this for my Huckie. I was shocked at how the smell of the plastic neb mask and the albuterol hasn’t changed after all the years and how it brought me back to being forced to wear the same mask I was now forcing Huck to wear. And so we are now the proud owners of our very own pediatric nebulizer. Yay. The crowd goes wild. Of course The Boss thinks it is awesome because it’s yellow, his favorite color, makes a loud noise and we have put him to work as the official button pusher to turn it on and off. Good times for Boss, not so much for Huckleberry.
After one terrifying 4 am OH MY GOD THE BABY CAN’T BREATHE attack I believe we now have our middle of night breathing treatment routine down. I’m not gonna lie, I was not cool while it was happening. I believe I may have screamed out “Take ME instead Jesus!” as poor Huckleberry choked and sputtered. But it’s okay now and he is on the mend. He even slept three whole hours in a row last night! hoo-ray.
I wrote this (last week…I’m so behind) over at Just Be Enough about The Boss’s problems adjusting to preschool. I’m really proud of it and I hope you’ll take the time to read it. And this leads right into what I need to pick your brilliant brains about.
The Boss, well he is a lover. And apparently he is such a lvoer that he is making the other kids uncomfortable with all the touching. No innapropriate touching, thankyouverymuch, he just wants to hold everyone’s hand and give them hugs and high fives to celebrate things.He is a tactile kid, he sees the world by observing adn then touching. He needs to hold things and feel them. How to nurture his sweet personality (even his teacher, who I adore, says he is the sweetest thing, it’s not bad touching or angry it’s all love) and his desire to congratulate, share and be close with his friends without…you know, being close with his friends.
Am I overreacting? Being oversensitive? His teacher says this is normal, but getting called into the teacher’s office for a chat is even less fun as a parent than it was kid. He is such a sweet natured kid, 3 year old tantrums not withstanding, I don’t want to squash that…but I also don’t want him to be the kid the other kids avoid unless they want to get hugged on. Know what I mean? Any advice?
And last, but not least, I am desperate for a Modern Bird piece but it’s not in the budget so I have entered a picture of Boss in his Busy Bee coat in their Holiday Contest! A Facebook like counts as a vote, will you please please take a second to vote for him *cough* me.